Working Holiday Store is an independent company that aims to provide travellers with an online resource that will enhance their planning & preparation, answer common questions, encourage safe travel and provide easy access to high quality travel products.

It is based on the principal that successful trips are built on solid foundations and we hope that the information and products featured will help you to put the key stones in place.

Working Holiday Store was founded by Chris Dutton; a passionate independent traveller with a wealth of experience in the work & volunteer abroad field.

When Chris set off on his first working holiday he was (by his own admission) an enthusiastic but naive traveller. Plenty of thought went in to the trip but most was misdirected. So much so that he spent his first night away from home sleeping in a park in New Delhi, India and the whole trip was in jeopardy. Thankfully, in the days and weeks that followed pieces of the jigsaw slowly fell in to place and the trip became a wonderful success, paving the way for many more adventures and an amazing career in the working holiday, internship and volunteer abroad sectors.

More recently he has helped over 15,000 young people to work and volunteer abroad; he has pioneered new projects, helped to establish new overseas support agents and with a former employer, developed a government supported volunteer abroad programme.

International travel is easier than ever before and a working/volunteering holiday or internship can provide immeasurable benefits. It is character building and encourages independence, budgeting, planning and social skills. It’s a great way to learn about new cultures and to gain global awareness. If there’s one message that we want to promote, it’s “do it!”

However, as with anything, there are ways that you can improve your chances of success. There’s plenty of information available through travel companies and on the net. However, it takes a bit of digging to find what you need. We aim to provide some of the most important messages here, on one site. Some of our information may be familiar to you in which case you can be reassured that you are on the right track. Other things may be new to you, in which case we hope that these will help you to get your trip off to a flying start.



Work in progress: we are continually adding to and updating the information here and hope that you will find it useful. If there is anything specific that you would like to read about please email us and we will endeavour to add it to the website.

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If you have any questions about your trip, would like to employ an international intern or have suggestions for the website please contact us using the form below. We will do all we can to reply to your message quickly.

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If you prefer to speak with a real person, please call us on +44 (0) 1737 887556; Monday – Friday 9:30-5:30.


The information within this website is reviewed regularly and we endeavor to keep it as accurate and up to date as possible. However, we cannot accept responsibility or liability for loss as a result of any inaccuracies or errors that may occur from time to time. The key to a successful working holiday is good research and we aim to encourage all travellers to invest a little time in preparing properly for their trip. We hope that our website promotes this message.


Working Holiday Store Limited is registered in England & Wales with Company Number 8438967